The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
England / South East
Rank 217 197 208
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 28 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.76% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 34
Median daily rate £500 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.35% +1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7381 8760 9210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 5353 4928
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 377 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 14 £500 -9.09% 2
Berkshire +18 9 £550 +14.58%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £700 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 31 (41.89%) Windows
1 31 (41.89%) VMware
2 22 (29.73%) Red Hat
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco
2 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 21 (28.38%) Linux
4 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
5 16 (21.62%) Network Design
6 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
6 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
7 13 (17.57%) Citrix
7 13 (17.57%) NetApp
7 13 (17.57%) Finance
8 12 (16.22%) Firewall
8 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
8 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) DevOps
10 10 (13.51%) Degree
10 10 (13.51%) IBM
10 10 (13.51%) UML
11 9 (12.16%) Apache
11 9 (12.16%) SAN
12 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.81%) JBoss
12 8 (10.81%) LAN
12 8 (10.81%) WAN

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.16%) Apache
2 8 (10.81%) JBoss
3 7 (9.46%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.46%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (9.46%) Office 365
4 5 (6.76%) IaaS
4 5 (6.76%) PaaS
5 4 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.05%) SaaS
7 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) Firewall
2 9 (12.16%) SAN
3 8 (10.81%) LAN
3 8 (10.81%) WAN
4 7 (9.46%) SMTP
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.41%) MPLS
7 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.70%) Network Security
8 2 (2.70%) SNMP
8 2 (2.70%) VLAN
8 2 (2.70%) VPN
9 1 (1.35%) ATM
9 1 (1.35%) DNS
9 1 (1.35%) HTTP
9 1 (1.35%) SSL
9 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.46%) DB2
2 7 (9.46%) IBM BigInsights
2 7 (9.46%) Neo4j
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.70%) JIRA
1 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Advertising
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.05%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (41.89%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Linux
3 13 (17.57%) Windows Server
4 12 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.46%) Unix
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) AIX
8 1 (1.35%) CentOS
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Network Design
2 10 (13.51%) DevOps
2 10 (13.51%) UML
3 7 (9.46%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Network Architecture
3 7 (9.46%) Project Management
3 7 (9.46%) TOGAF
4 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.11%) ITIL
4 6 (8.11%) Security Operations
4 6 (8.11%) SOA
5 5 (6.76%) IT Strategy
6 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.41%) High Availability
6 4 (5.41%) Presales
6 4 (5.41%) Scrum
6 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.05%) Security Management
7 3 (4.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (4.05%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) C
3 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 10 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) MCSE
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.41%) CCIE
6 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.35%) CCNP
7 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.46%) PA-DSS
3 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.35%) COBIT
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.46%) vSphere
4 3 (4.05%) Docker
4 3 (4.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.05%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.35%) vCloud
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) Puppet
1 8 (10.81%) ZABBIX
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.70%) vMotion
4 1 (1.35%) Ansible
4 1 (1.35%) Consul
4 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.35%) Packer
4 1 (1.35%) Rsyslog
4 1 (1.35%) Terraform
4 1 (1.35%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) VMware
2 22 (29.73%) Cisco
2 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 13 (17.57%) Citrix
3 13 (17.57%) NetApp
4 10 (13.51%) IBM
5 8 (10.81%) Oracle
6 7 (9.46%) Gemalto
6 7 (9.46%) Kaspersky
6 7 (9.46%) Splunk
6 7 (9.46%) Tripwire
7 5 (6.76%) F5
8 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.41%) EMC
9 3 (4.05%) HP
9 3 (4.05%) SAP
10 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.70%) Intel
10 2 (2.70%) Veritas
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